Sunday, March 16, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #120 - Gary Carter


  • Gary Carter was real close to succeeding Johnny Bench as the National League's best catcher in 1978. From 1979-1988 Carter would be an All Star catcher for the NL every year.
  • Gary slipped a bit offensively in 1978. It was more of a pitcher's year as baseball adjusted to the 1977 expansion. Carter did have one career high -- he stole 10 bases during the season.
  • 1978 Stats: .255, 20 HR, 72 RBI in 157 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • May 3 - Hit a grand slam and knocked in a total of five runs in Montreal's 10-3 win over the Houston Astros.
    • July 30 - Went 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored as the Expos hammered the Atlanta Braves 19-0.
    • Sept 11 - Hit a 2-run home run in the 4th inning to help the Expos beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1.